Bon Jovi has postponed several South American Because We Can Tour stops due to drummer Tico Torres undergoing successful emergency surgery for an appendectomy in Mexico City on Tuesday (Sept 10th). The shows affected are September 10th in Mexico City, September 13th in Santiago, Chile and September 15th in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The shows have been rescheduled and all tickets will be honored at the new dates listed below. For those who can’t attend the new dates should visit the band’s website for refund information as it becomes available.
Jon Bon Jovi released the following statement on the band’s website:
“Greetings from Mexico City.
“Last night Tico Torres underwent an emergency appendectomy. Thankfully, the operation was a success and Tico is now recovering in the care of his doctors at the American British Cowdray Hospital. We’d like to thank the doctors, nurses and all the hospital staff who helped our friend through this difficult time.
“We’ll remain here with Tico in Mexico City and will see him through his release. David and I spent the day with him at the hospital and Tico sends his thanks for all of your thoughts and prayers. He wants everyone to know that it was his desire to perform. He even promised the doctors he would come back for the surgery right after the show but the doctors prevailed.
“We know many of you make great efforts and travel from around the world to see us on tour. It remains our desire to give you the best that we have every night. We are sorry for any inconvenience this sudden change of plans may have caused. We’ll re-schedule any dates that we can and will continue the tour through December. Check BonJovi.com for tour updates.
“On behalf of the band, I’d like to thank all of you who support us throughout these challenges.
“See you soon. – JBJ”
Despite his apparent feud with JBJ and absence for much of the tour, guitarist Richie Sambora sent his love for Torres via Twitter Wednesday night.
Updated Latin American Tour Schedule
September 20 – Rio de Janeiro, BR – Rock in Rio
September 24 – Santiago, CL – Estadio Monumental
September 26 – Buenos Aires, AR – Velez Sarsfield
September 29 – Mexico City, MX – Foro Sol